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Rick Murphy

Rick Murphy

CEO and Managing Partner, Cogent Growth Partners, LLC

Career Summary:

Rick Murphy is an innovative serial entrepreneur with a wide range of merger & acquisition experience and is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Cogent Growth Partners, LLC. Notably, Mr. Murphy has led over 75+ acquisition transactions for its buy-side clients in the IT Services space since the inception of the company in 2010. Rick is expert at conceiving, planning and leading comprehensive corporate development and M&A strategies to transform and enrich IT businesses. He is fluent in all related corporate, financial and legal business matters from inception through closing, consolidation and integration. As a buy-side M&A advisor, he leads the entire acquisition lifecycle, from corporate pre-structuring and initial candidate contact, through due diligence, financial modeling, valuation, deal negotiation and structuring, to the completion of all transaction documentation through to closing.